• Spring Clean & Organize 2020

    This is perhaps the strangest Spring in my existence…inability to leave home, good luck locating bleach and paper products, trapped without any break from exhausting little kids, having my hands so full I don’t know if I’m coming or going. And yet…the sunshine and warm weather nudges me to de-clutter, organize and get a deep clean going. Add to it that I haven’t really been able to do so for a couple of years. First it was foster kids coming into our lives, followed quickly by a very high risk pregnancy that landed me on bedrest for 15 weeks. Then it was adjusting to life with three little ones. Excuses.…

  • Fall Freezer Cooking: Part 1 (Chicken)

    I’ve been dreaming about some freezer meal cooking. It’s not the actual cooking that has me all spun up in dream world. Rather, it’s the idea of having a week, or two, or three…or FOUR where very little is required of me in the kitchen because I’m simply pulling from the freezer. I always try to keep a handful of meals in the freezer anyway. About a week’s worth. But these meals are reserved for the “just in case” scenarios. They come in handy when we’re just getting home after a weekend away, or when part of the meal plan falls apart or when I’ve got something planned but had…

  • I’ve Been Cheating….

    …on my laundry Laundry is one of those chores that I have, historically, not minded one bit. I might even have gone so far as to say that I enjoyed it. There were times when I would load up my BFFs laundry, haul it home from work with me, and return it to her all clean and fresh. She didn’t have a washer/dryer and always raved about how much she loved how I folded all her stuff. I’m not sure what was/is special about my laundry folding technique but…there you have it. My how the tides have changed in my laundry world. It’s not that I hate laundry, it’s that…